Posted on December 11, 2017
My first semester at Stony Brook is quickly coming to an end. I have three finals coming up, and they are all within one week. For the first time in a long time, I’m getting this slight feeling of panic. There is a lot to review and only two days to study for each topic. I mean I’ve done quite well in all my classes so far so that’s pretty good at least. The problem is that finals count for 30 to 40 percent of all of these classes, and just thinking about it makes me nervous. I spent all day today studying for my calculus final and I still don’t quite understand some of it. Sometimes, I just don’t see the point of some classes. I know I’m never going to be using things like Taylor series or partial fraction decomposition ever again, so I don’t really make a strong effort to understand it. I’m just memorizing it for now, and that might just be the best I can do before the final rolls around. But that’s okay. As for my biology and chemistry finals, I am still a bit shaky on a few topics, but a few days of studying are sure to polish out all the rough edges. Also, I think that these biology and chemistry courses have been some of the most interesting classes I have ever taken, and I look forward to taking organic chemistry next semester. To any readers in my position, good luck with all your finals and try to stay warm in this frosty weather.